Saturday, October 12, 2013
Another challenge as a beautiful butterfly. I've been working hard to remove the obstacles that have kept me from experiencing real success in the last two challenges, but I'm not complaining. Every challenge I learn more about me and grow more into the person I want to become. This weight did not come on over night. It's not going to leave overnight. I'm going to have to go through the transformation. Like the caterpillar does when he/she becomes a butterfly.
This has been my wall paper because every day I want to remind myself that I just need to keep moving forward. I will take steps backwards unfortunately, but it doesn't have to be the end of me or my journey. I can just take another step forward.
I've been so exhausted because of work and I'm trying to get a handle on that, but every day I find the energy to exercise after work is success in my book. It's better than doing nothing. I remember when I used to go to work, come home, and lay in bed or on the couch until I went to bed. I'm not doing that. Helps that I have my daughter, but I know plenty of people who don't let that stop them from disengaging like that so some credit is deserved here.
Today is going to be my rest day because of yesterday/last night, but tomorrow I'm going to hit it. I'm hoping later on though I get some minutes in for the flight and I'm drinking my water. I don't know if I will make it to 8, but I will do my best. That's all we can do and never give up.
So if you are struggling whether it be with weight loss, exercise, or eating healthy, don't give up. We all have a fighter within us and I know all this frustration I've been feeling is just part of the process to get me to the place I want to go and someday I'm going to be that butterfly. I'm going to be that person who makes it and that will be so worth it!
On your marks, get set, GO!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
I realized I have not blogged in a long time. This month has been crazy busy. I feel like I'm just running from one thing to another and then I got sick so that sucked and meant some weight gain for me. So I've been getting diligent about taking my reflux medicine because I don't want to be eating all the time and also needed to get my water drinking going on again. Well, that is starting up again! Woohoo! Water...how I've missed you.
My shoulder is like 90% recovered. The specialist told me it will take another year to heal fully so I need to be careful and not over exert myself. With that in mind, I'm going to continue to do some of my healing exercises periodically to make sure that my recovery stays on pace.
Yesterday I splurged on a pair of roller skates so I can go roller skating with my daughter. Caley was so happy and the Aspire teachers were cheering me on. It was nice to get all that support and to practice roller skating again. Found out my friend is throwing a skating party for her daughter and Caley and I are invited so I will be getting my skating on then!
This month has been a lot of reflection for me and how I don't want to be this heavy anymore, but to get to where I want to go, it will take serious work. It will take serious changes and I'm really taking a look at what I'm doing and why I'm doing it, but while I contemplate, I can't forget my victories:
1. I'm starting to make sure I get enough sleep most nights of the week.
2. I'm exercising on a regular basis and I'm back at the gym.
3. I started drinking water again. Good ol' H2O. That was huge for me to get my tummy issues under control so I could start doing that again.
So what is next for me? Well, I want to start meeting my goal of getting 25 SparkPoints and spinning the bonus wheel. I need to be more active on this site. It will be necessary if I want to see how I'm doing on my water goal and to get me geared up to meet my other goals. I can do this. I have what's in me to do this. I just need to want it and realize I'm not giving up anything. I'm learning how to live a life that will serve me better in reaching all my goals and dreams. I don't want type 2 diabetes if I can help it and I still have time, but I got to get serious. I got to take this seriously.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
I kept my eating light most of the day so I came in under 1300 calories. I also surprised my daughter by showing up at her school with her scooter when I picked her up from the after school program so we went around the track. I walked and she rode her scooter. Then we came home and played with Barbies and now I'm ready for bed. I can tell I'm out of shape right now, but that will change as my body gets used to these forms of exercise again. While my body is used to walking, no in this heat and on the track so that's good. I find it helps to mix things up.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
There used to be a time when I hated when SparkPeople would announce my losses after I gained weight and then at least one person would like it, and I would think, "Why? I'm just losing the weight I gained back." But now, I see the victory in that. Whenever the scale goes up, it's very discouraging. We always want it going down, but when it's that time of the month, I do not escape gaining weight. I'm bloated and feel like I have a tape worm so to find the scale going down afterwards is something to celebrate about now. Inches lost would be even better, but it's all a process. I realize that every step I take to a healthier lifestyle is helping me in some fashion. I just need to be patient and trust the process. I'm going to get there!
These challenges are very insightful because I can see where I'm doing okay and where my work is cut out, but right now I'm still working on goal 1 which is getting my sleep. I'm almost re-established so the next goal will be re-establishing my water kick. Going to start small and build myself back to 8. I know to meet this goal I will have to get diligent of taking my ranitidine so that my tummy isn't upset. So with that, I'm going to go and take it!
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